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Idol Hands do the Deck Work

2007-09-04 16:30
Wouldn't know your Niffty from your Neptunes? Reckon Redwood is something that you chase with a cola? Nope, these cats are an award-winning DJ pair is? Watch this!
-Get to Know them
-See their flashing images

DJ Niffty and DJ Redwood recently won the African Hip Hop Indaba DJ battle. They’ll be jetting off to the UK for the DJ Champs – the first time a South African has been sent in 10 years. Can these deck buddies put Mzansi turntablism back on the global DJ map?

We ask them a platter of questions to test how tight their back2back skillz are as a DJ pair!

Worst gig?
DJ Niffty: Don’t have one
DJ Redwood: Oppikoppi this year. Someone gate crashed our set and started making a noise on the mic.

Ready D or Sibot?
Nifty: Sibot of course
DJ Redwood: Sibot

Will God ever be a DJ again?
DJ Niffty: Yeah soon
DJ Redwood: He always was.

Who is the Fresh Prince and who is DJ Jazzy Jeff?
DJ Niffty: Fresh prince is the rapper/actor and jazzy is the DJ/inventor
DJ Redwood: Fresh Prince is Will Smith and Jazzy Jeff made the Transformer Scratch popular in the 80s.

What's the difference between a DJ and a turntablist?
DJ Niffty: A DJ uses turntables to play music a tablist uses the turntables as an instrument to make music
DJ Redwood: A turntablist falls under the umbrella of DJ. Other aspects of DJ are: Sellecta and Beat Mixer. Turntablism has different aspects too: Scratcher, Juggler, Battle DJ, and Party DJ

Ninja Tune or African Dope?
DJ Niffty: African dope is our ninja tune
DJ Redwood: Both for sure
Who is the better DJ: Niffty or Redwood?
DJ Niffty: Redwood
DJ Redwood: Niffty

Do they know their stuff?

What are vinyls made out of?
DJ Niffty: um vinyl
DJ Redwood: Wax

What does MP3 stand for?
DJ Niffty: music piracy
DJ Redwood: MPeg 3

What does CD stand for?
DJ Niffty: Compact Disc
DJ Redwood: Compact Disc

When was the CD invented?
DJ Niffty: In the 80s
DJ Redwood: 1989

What about knowing each other?
A-track or Cassette?
DJ Niffty: Cassette
DJ Redwood: A-track

Vinyl or CD?
DJ Niffty: Vinyl
DJ Redwood: Vinyl

Briefs or boxer shorts?
DJ Niffty: Boxer shorts
DJ Redwood: Boxers

Aerosol Deodorant or roll on?
DJ Niffty: Aerosol
DJ Redwood: Aerosol Deodorant

Toothbrush: firm or soft?
DJ Niffty: Firm
DJ Redwood: Firm

Bad habits?
DJ Niffty: uhhh don't know
DJ Redwood: Smoking

Want to support DJ Niffty and DJ Redwood as they get ready to take over the world at the DMC World Championship, email Niffty on

- Nomfundo H Mbaba+Tshabalala
If idol hands do the devil's work and the devil has the best tunes (just ask any bluesman), then do a deck duo who call themelves Idol Hands think that God is a DJ? Whatever, we asked award-winning DJ team Niffty and Redwood a platter of questions to find out if these teammates really are mates.

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